Prince George growing up so fast, Kate reveals in chat with young mothers

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about how Prince George is growing up fast, as she visited an innovative service supporting young parents.

Kate met Chloe Koroma, 22, who is helped by the voluntary home visiting programme Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), during a visit to a health centre in Camberwell, south London.

Ms Koroma’s four-year-old son Oliver presented the duchess with a posy when she first arrived, and she later sat down with other parents to chat with Kate about the help they receive from the service.

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Kate met a number of parents, and their children, who have used the service (Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA)

The full-time mother said later: “It was lovely meeting the duchess. She asked how old Oliver is and what football shirt he was wearing.

“She said children grow up so quickly and she can’t believe George is six already.”

George was pictured walking into school with his parents on September 5, with little sister Princess Charlotte, four, starting her first day in the classroom.

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The duchess received a posy of flowers on arrival at the centre (Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA)

Kate has an interest in the early years development of children and made the visit to learn more about the FNP initiative, which partners mothers with a specially-trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two.

The programme helps young mothers to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development, and reach their goals and aspirations.

Ms Koroma, whose son was wearing a Huddersfield Town top as his uncle Josh plays for the team, added: “My nurse Debbie was a fantastic support throughout my pregnancy. She was always there for me and gave me lots of advice and guidance.

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Princess Charlotte, four, recently started at the same school as older brother Prince George, six (Aaron Chown/PA)

“I have biopolar and following the pregnancy I suffered from postnatal depression so I really appreciated her support. I no longer use the service but I’m still in touch with Debbie as she was a big part of my life.”

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